How I Created a Genealogy Timeline To Show My Grandfather's Life

How I Created a Genealogy Timeline To Show My Grandfather's Life

My grandfather Joe moved around a lot during his lifetime: Texas, North Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, back to Texas, elsewhere in Texas, Ohio, more places in Texas, various Ohio cities, South Dakota, Ohio again.  Timelines organize an ancestor’s or a family’s family tree data—dates, places of residence, jobs, historical events, children’s...Read more
5 Can’t-Miss Sessions at the 2017 Winter Virtual Conference

5 Can’t-Miss Sessions at the 2017 Winter Virtual Conference

RootsTech 2017 might be over, but you can still learn a lot from this season’s genealogy conference circuit. Family Tree University’s 2017 Winter Virtual Conference runs March 3–5, and you can’t afford to miss the weekend’s fifteen presentations from top-notch genealogists, with topics ranging from AncestryDNA to the Freedmen’s Bureau...Read more
9 Things You Can Learn About Your Ancestors From the Cemetery

9 Things You Can Learn About Your Ancestors From the Cemetery

Changing scenery and pleasant temperatures make Fall an especially good time to visit cemeteries (alongside a genealogy buddy for fun and safety). Seeing the gravestone and viewing records in the cemetery office may yield ancestry information you won’t find in an online database of burials—although online databases are very helpful,...Read more
Why Your Ancestry.com and Other Online Genealogy Searches Don't Work

Why Your Ancestry.com and Other Online Genealogy Searches Don't Work

Chances are you’ve become frustrated at times when searching for ancestors online at genealogy sites such as Ancestry.com, MyHeritage and FamilySearch. Knowing why genealogy searches sometimes fail can help you figure out how to fix them. Below is our cheat sheet of common issues that trip up your searches, plus...Read more